OLIVER KUTTNER

Oliver Kuttner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Edison2

Principal –  Pegasus BMW Porsche Audi 

Principal –  Griffon Motor Car Company 

PERENY MISSY

Missy Pereny - Global Director of Foam & Comfort Engineering, Lear Corporation

Director – Global Comfort and Engineering Services, Lear Corporation

Global Director – Foam & Comfort Engineering, Lear Corporation

Manager Seat Comfort, Lear Corporation

Senior Comfort Engineer, Lear Corporation

Comfort Engineering Manager, Hyundai-Dymos

Seat Comfort Engineer, Ford

Biomechanical Engineer, Magna International

JENS STANDFUSS

Dr.-Ing. Jens Standfuss, Fraunhofer Institute Material and Beam Technologie, IWS

Dr. Jens Standfuss obtained a diploma in material science at the Technical University Dresden in 1993. In 1998 he received a Ph.D. at the same University.

Since 1993 he works at Fraunhofer IWS Dresden. After leading the group “Laser Welding” for many years, since January 2015 he is the head of the business unit “Joining”.

Business Unit Manager JOINING, Fraunhofer IWS

BEN COOPER

Ben Cooper, General Manager, Flex Innovation

As a passionate technologist and business developer, Ben is driven by the need to find innovative solutions to real-world problems. He has spent most of his career between start-ups and Fortune 500 innovation teams.

Before joining Flex, Ben was the founder and Managing Director of IoClothes, the first B2B industry platform providing tools, resources and key insights for the emerging areas of smart textiles and advanced soft systems integration. He was also the host of The IoClothes Podcast, a program that interviewed thought-leaders and innovators fusing tech and textiles.

Previously, Ben was a founding member of VF Corporation’s (parent company for The North Face, Timberland and Vans) Global Innovation Center, co-founded one of the first “smart” infant monitoring companies, Sensible Baby, and started his career as the lead engineer for the US Army’s footwear program.

Ben received a B.S. in Biomedical Physics from Northeastern University and M.S. in Biomechanics with high distinction from Boise State University.

Senior Manager, Research & Testing, VF Corporation Global Innovation Center

HOLGER FRICKE

Holger Fricke, Head of Department, Adhesive Bonding Technology, Fraunhofer IWS

Abteilungsleiter “Klebtechnische Fertigung”, Fraunhofer IFAM 

Sprecher Kernkompetenz Kleben, Fraunhofer IFAM 

Wissenschaftler, Fraunhofer IFAM 

MARKUS WAGNER

Markus Wagner, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fraunhofer IWS

 

JAINENDRA MISHRA

Jainendra Mishra, Senior Software Engineer, KPIT